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An Ounce of Prevention: Understanding Oral Cancer

June 28, 2024

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Each year, an estimated 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with some form of oral cancer. While it is not as common as other cancers, it is considered one of the deadliest forms. It can also be hard to detect on your own, highlighting the importance of regular screenings by your dentist. Here’s some important information about this disease, and how you can help reduce your risk and identify potential warning signs.


Can You Drink Coffee with Veneers?

April 10, 2024

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Steaming coffee cup on a bookVeneers can give you a picture-perfect smile that can last for a decade or longer with the correct care, like brushing and flossing. They can correct many issues at once, like stains, chips, and gaps. Veneers are a big investment, and you don’t want anything compromising your results, like your morning cup of coffee. You don’t have to give up coffee if you have veneers, but there are a few things you should know to keep your new smile at its brightest.


Dental Implants Through the Ages: A Timeline of Innovation

February 9, 2024

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Mother and daughter looking at ancient dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most valuable and innovative treatments available. However, they weren’t always the refined and sensitive procedures that you know today. For all their innovation, dental implants were invented a long time ago! But how long ago? And how did modern dental implant techniques evolve over time? Read on to find out.


What to Do If You Have a Loose Dental Implant

December 12, 2023

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person with loose dental implant having it fixed by dentist

Dental implants stand as enduring restorations with a remarkable success rate, capable of lasting a lifetime when provided with proper care. Despite boasting an impressive 95% success rate, unforeseen challenges can surface, and one such issue is a loose implant. Recognizing the causes behind a loose dental implant becomes crucial, offering individuals the empowerment to take proactive measures. Read on as we delve into the potential reasons behind a loose implant and offer insights into the necessary steps to promptly resolve the issue.


How To Keep Your Smile Shining Bright This Thanksgiving

November 8, 2023

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Picture of a turkey

When Thanksgiving comes around, it can be tempting to throw away your inhibitions and completely indulge in anything that comes your way. While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying yourself every once in a while, it’s also a good idea to know what you’re getting yourself into.

For example, it’s common for foods to crop up around Thanksgiving that can discolor your teeth, especially if you aren’t careful.  Here are a few examples, and what you can do about that.


Chews Wisely: Foods You Should Avoid If You Wear Dentures

October 13, 2023

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An older man smiling with his dentures

Dentures are an invaluable restorative solution for giving back complete smiles and functional bites. While they offer numerous benefits, including improved aesthetics and speech, dentures also come with some unwritten dietary restrictions. Avoiding these when you first start wearing dentures will help you improve your quality of life early on.

If you want to see which foods you may want to avoid once you’ve committed to dentures, continue reading.


Do Dentures Affect Nutrition?

August 8, 2023

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Upper and lower full denturesEvery tooth is important for a healthy functional smile. Unfortunately, 40 million Americans don’t have any teeth left. Dentures are the go-to solution to replace lost teeth. Although they are effective, they can affect your nutrition if they don’t fit well. Here is what you need to know to ensure you’re getting enough nutrients.


Replacing Teeth When You’ve Been Missing Them For a Long Time

June 8, 2023

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someone without teeth putting on their denture

If you’re someone who has spent a lot of time missing teeth, a set of well-fitting dentures can absolutely change your life. Suddenly, eating, chewing, talking, and smiling will be much more pleasant than they may have been for a long time.

However, you may have heard that people who’ve gone without teeth for a while may have problems replacing them. If you’re wondering why that is, what you can do about it, and whether you could still get a prosthetic, here’s what you should know.


What to Expect When Getting Dentures Relined

April 5, 2023

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dentures on white background

Dentures are custom-made to fit the unique contours of an individual’s mouth and provide a natural-looking smile. If you currently wear dentures, you may notice over time that they don’t fit the way they used to. In this case, they may need to be relined. Keep reading as we walk you through the process of denture relining and provide insights into what you can expect from this process.


How Temporary Veneers Serve Your Smile

February 3, 2023

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a patient smiling after receiving temporary veneers

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has essentially doubled within the last five years, meaning that more people than ever before are opting to enhance their pearly whites with the help of cosmetic dentistry. And among all of the available cosmetic treatments, few are as exceptional as porcelain veneers. That said, the process for receiving veneers involves a few unique steps, one of which is the placement of temporary veneers. Keep reading to learn a little more about why this step is necessary and how these temporary coverings greatly assist your permanent veneers and future smile.

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